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Michael Adam Block

Michael Adam Block, 54, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born on October 11, 1956 in Brainerd, Minnesota, the son of Adam R. Block and Theresa (Herner) Block. ??

Michael was united in marriage to Laurie Parish on January 11, 1985 in North Fort Myers, Florida, and they lived 18 years of their married life in Fort Myers, Florida. He moved his family to Missouri in June 2003 and has lived in Mountain Grove for most of that time.

His life work included a lawn business in Florida and woodcraft work in Missouri. For the last two years, he has been involved with the 21st Century Grant after-school classes at Cabool Elementary School. He enjoyed spending time with his son, as well as drawing and woodcrafting.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Adam Robert Block, Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Theresa Block; his wife, Laurie Block of Mountain Grove; one sister, Susan Block DeBona of Cape Coral, Florida; and one son, Adam David Block of Mountain Grove. He was a devoted father to his son and a loving husband to Laurie.

Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011, at Cabool Cemetery with Rev. David Carroll officiating. Pallbearers will be Dr. Wes Davis, Brad Shockley, Aaron Miller, Paul Landman, Alan Primanzon and Wally Darter. Interment will be in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri.

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In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials to the Michael Block Trust Fund for his son, Adam. Donations may be made at Progressive Ozark Bank in Mtn. Grove or Cabool State Bank in Cabool.

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